Sunday, January 31, 2016

Champagne Brunch Bridal Shower

This past August I hosted a bridal shower for my good friend Anne (who has since gotten married). Background! Anne was one of my first friends in Delaware. About thirty seconds after we met, we were doing shots of whisky (yuck). So yeah, friends forever. She was kind enough to host a baby shower for me. Her maid of honor lives in NYC so I offered to host the shower. My aunt and my mom had come to visit for the week prior and helped me to get the house ready which was amazing of them!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snow Day Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese Frosting

Winter Storm Jonas hit the east coast yesterday. I'm not sure who decided to start naming winter storms. Seems pretty dumb... anyway, it hit us this weekend and so we were snowed in for the weekend. The snow started on Friday night, and I went for my weekly grocery shop on Wednesday. It was crazy! I've never seen that many people at the grocery store before. I mean, yes, we were due for almost 2 feet of snow, but it wasn't like we were going to be snowed in for weeks at a time. Who doesn't have enough food in their house that in an emergency situation would actually starve to death? I mean, I was there for groceries, but we ALWAYS have food in the pantry from dry cereal to canned beans. We have all sorts of things frozen as well from frozen vegetables to a bag of chopped walnuts.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Turkey Sausage and Kale Frozen Breakfast Burritos

So it's been about 18 months since my last post. I had made the decision when I started this blog that I was only going to do it as long as it was fun. The reality is that about 18 months ago I was in the middle of a fairly rough emotional time. I got to a point where I was pretty depressed and things that had made me happy weren't anymore and I just didn't feel like coming up with recipes, cooking, photographing, writing etc.

Then, as things got better, they also got busier and I just never managed to quite come back. Lately, I've been wanting to blog again. So I'm back baby! Oh, and I had a baby, S, who's about 7 months old now. And part of the reason I have this recipe to share!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Steak Pinwheels

My personal rule with this blog (and the reason that there are no ads on it) is that it's just for fun. When it's not fun, I don't worry about posting new recipes. Right now I have photos for about 6 posts on my camera, but I've been feeling a bit lethargic about posting. Plus I had surgery, that's a super good excuse, right?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Baked Siracha Potato Wedges with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Have I mentioned how delicious and perfect potatoes are as a food? If not, they are just wonderful, versatile, delicious etc. etc.

I had a couple of baking potatoes left over after the Christmas holiday that needed to be used, and Nathan requested potato wedges. I had a little bit of crumbled blue cheese leftover from the holidays as well, so I decided to make the potato wedges spicy with a blue cheese sauce.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Greenbay Packers Baked Bratwurst Buns

Yesterday was a very important game for the Greenbay Packers against the Chicago Bears to determine whether or not they would go the playoffs, and Aaron Rodgers was back after his injury. And my husband says I don't pay attention. It's more a matter of caring, and I only care to the extent that I care that he cares.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin

not my best pictures ever...
Nathan and I spent the majority of our weekend up at our alma mater for the big rivalry game. While you'd think that would mean I have some awesome tailgating recipe to share, I don't. In fact, I really didn't make anything for tailgates (except some delicious pulled pork... which of course I didn't take any pictures of).

On the way home on Sunday, we stopped at the grocery store because we weren't stocked to make anything for dinner. I hate grocery shopping without a plan, and I like for my plans to be in a list format. This is a two-fold hatred because I really hate being half way through making something only to discover I am missing a vital ingredient and I hate making multiple trips to the grocery store in the same week.